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NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:24 pm
by John Q. Public
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My first thought was "Could he really be so dumb as to call it "Obamacare" in front of that audience?" But then I thought maybe he wasn't talking to that audience. Maybe he said that for the TV audience. Maybe he said it for an audience that would eat up a sound clip of the NAACP convention booing him. Obama got something like 90% of the Black vote in the last election and Romney isn't going to steal much of that away, no matter what he does. I'm wondering if maybe their reaction was part of the plan.

And in other news, Congress voted to repeal the ACA. Again. That makes 31 times in 18 months that they've voted to repeal or de-fund it. Yawn. Where's those jobs, Congress?

Re: NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:26 am
by Omar Bongo
Not Congress, just the "lower house".

But you're right about who His Stiffness was aiming at, obviously a calculated suck up to the bagger wing.

Re: NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:41 am
by SoMelo
Hey!!! Are those teleprompters? :eh?:

Re: NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:32 am
by Wabash
SoMelo wrote:Hey!!! Are those teleprompters? :eh?:
You notice there has been little to no mention of teleprompters since the campaign got underway.

I'm sure it's just a coincidence. :D

Re: NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:39 am
by afan95
Did any of you watch his ENTIRE address to the NAACP? I did and in fact my young adult, now very politically minded and voting age sons did as well. The first thing out of their mouth when he walked off the stage was "the headlines are going to be he got booed but no one will point out the other parts where they clapped".

If Obama and his re-election campaign don't have a problem with the term "Obamacare", they why do you and others have such a problem with it? http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/20 ... Obamacare/

To me it just shows how uninformed people still are about the whole thing.

Re: NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:44 am
by Mickey Whrat
SoMelo wrote:Hey!!! Are those teleprompters? :eh?:
I think you’ll find that most every politician uses a teleprompter when giving a speech.

The difference between Obama and most every other politician is that when the teleprompter is off Obama stammers, we suddenly have 57 states, and he can’t remember his own birthdate.

Whrat

Re: NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:49 am
by Wabash
Mickey Whrat wrote: I think you’ll find that most every politician uses a teleprompter when giving a speech.

The difference between Obama and most every other politician is that when the teleprompter is off Obama stammers, we suddenly have 57 states, and he can’t remember his own birthdate.

Whrat
Moving the goal line. Conservatives have criticized the president for using a teleprompter regardless of the circumstance.

They believed he was not capable of speaking extemporaneously. Soooo......they invited him to their retreat in VA a couple years back for a televised Q & A. He ended up making them look so bad Fox News had to cut away. The GOP stated afterward they would never invite him back unless the meeting wasn't televised.

Re: NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:43 am
by John Q. Public
afan95 wrote:Did any of you watch his ENTIRE address to the NAACP? I did and in fact my young adult, now very politically minded and voting age sons did as well. The first thing out of their mouth when he walked off the stage was "the headlines are going to be he got booed but no one will point out the other parts where they clapped".
I listened to the whole thing and I heard the parts that they liked, but I wouldn't call most of the clapping much more than "polite." We'll see what they think of Biden today.

But speaking of uninformed people, the line preceding his "Obamacare" comment was directed right at them:
"If our goal is jobs, we have to stop spending over a trillion dollars more than we take in every year"
Cutting spending doesn't do squat toward creating jobs. On the contrary, it eliminates jobs.

Re: NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:09 am
by OldMan
Romney was there, Obama was not.

Romney delivered his same message to a non-receptive crowd, Obama tailors every speech to the audience he is front of, and I think is yet to give a speech to a non-partisan audience.

Romney used plain English, Obama will drop it down to street slang mode when addressing an urban audience.

Re: NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:28 am
by broman
OldMan wrote:Romney was there, Obama was not.

Romney delivered his same message to a non-receptive crowd, Obama tailors every speech to the audience he is front of, and I think is yet to give a speech to a non-partisan audience.

Romney used plain English, Obama will drop it down to street slang mode when addressing an urban audience.
Sho nuff!!!

Re: NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:30 am
by broman
John Q. Public wrote: I listened to the whole thing and I heard the parts that they liked, but I wouldn't call most of the clapping much more than "polite." We'll see what they think of Biden today.

But speaking of uninformed people, the line preceding his "Obamacare" comment was directed right at them:
"If our goal is jobs, we have to stop spending over a trillion dollars more than we take in every year"
Cutting spending doesn't do squat toward creating jobs. On the contrary, it eliminates jobs.
At least nobody around here is claiming that NAACP is racist.

Later in the day

"By the way, I had the privilege of speaking today at the NAACP convention in Houston and I gave them the same speech I am giving you. I don't give different speeches to different audiences alright. I gave them the same speech. When I mentioned I am going to get rid of Obamacare they weren't happy, I didn't get the same response. That's ok, I want people to know what I stand for and if I don't stand for what they want, go vote for someone else, that's just fine. But I hope people understand this, your friends who like Obamacare, you remind them of this, if they want more stuff from government tell them to go vote for the other guy-more free stuff. But don't forget nothing is really free."

Re: NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:02 am
by John Q. Public
broman wrote: Sho nuff!!!
Rat own!

Re: NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:04 am
by John Q. Public
OldMan wrote:Romney delivered his same message to a non-receptive crowd, Obama tailors every speech to the audience he is front of, and I think is yet to give a speech to a non-partisan audience.
I'll give him that much. Like when he told those auto workers he'd have let their jobs die.

Re: NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:57 am
by Parrotpaul
What it is....what all?

Re: NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:33 pm
by Red
broman wrote:
Sho nuff!!!
There you go again. Dealing the race card from the bottom of the deck. Your president is a destructive jerk. Admit it!

Re: NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:29 pm
by Omar Bongo
OldMan wrote:Romney was there, Obama was not.

Romney delivered his same message to a non-receptive crowd, Obama tailors every speech to the audience he is front of, and I think is yet to give a speech to a non-partisan audience.

Romney used plain English, Obama will drop it down to street slang mode when addressing an urban audience.
Oh yes, Obama is the only speaker who tailors his speeches to his audience.

And Romney never does, oh yes.

Yes, that's it exactly. Brilliant.

Re: NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:50 am
by tLIB
Mickey Whrat wrote: I think you’ll find that most every politician uses a teleprompter when giving a speech.

The difference between Obama and most every other politician is that when the teleprompter is off Obama stammers, we suddenly have 57 states, and he can’t remember his own birthdate.

Whrat
I think you are right - they all use them.

I remember reading that Bush quit using them because he had trouble keeping up.

Re: NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:50 am
by GOODave
Wabash wrote: Moving the goal line. Conservatives have criticized the president for using a teleprompter regardless of the circumstance.

They believed he was not capable of speaking extemporaneously. Soooo......they invited him to their retreat in VA a couple years back for a televised Q & A. He ended up making them look so bad Fox News had to cut away. The GOP stated afterward they would never invite him back unless the meeting wasn't televised.
WRONG ... we DO believe he cannot speak extemporaneously, but in conjunction with that, it has long been our criticism of the once and wannabe king that he cannot speak WITHOUT a teleprompter... not that he uses one (pretty much every president does ... as well as TV News anchors.

Re: NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:58 am
by GOODave
One of the smartest moves a candidate has made in recent memories:

Romney speaks to the NAACP convention, Obama sends his underlings out. Romney treats them like adults, Obama takes them for granted. Romney delivers the same speech, with the same inflections and affectations he uses for ANY audience, Hillary Clintoon and Al Gore used "Southern" and "black" affectations in their speeches to that same group (2008, 2000, respectively) ...

Yes, the audience voiced its disapproval for THAT part (the "Obamacare"), but Romney stood up to it instead of backpedalling from it, AND, as 'fan pointed out, they applauded him throughout the presentation, too, as well as gave him a standing ovation at the end.

True leadership faces difficult situations standing up, like a man, not shrinking back like a coward (or sending your minions in your stead). Many of the African American leaders who were at that convention (and whom I saw interviewed afterwards) mentioned they thought Obama should have been there.

Re: NAACP boos Romney

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:15 am
by Red
GOODave wrote:One of the smartest moves a candidate has made in recent memories:

Romney speaks to the NAACP convention, Obama sends his underlings out. Romney treats them like adults, Obama takes them for granted. Romney delivers the same speech, with the same inflections and affectations he uses for ANY audience, Hillary Clintoon and Al Gore used "Southern" and "black" affectations in their speeches to that same group (2008, 2000, respectively) ...

Yes, the audience voiced its disapproval for THAT part (the "Obamacare"), but Romney stood up to it instead of backpedalling from it, AND, as 'fan pointed out, they applauded him throughout the presentation, too, as well as gave him a standing ovation at the end.

True leadership faces difficult situations standing up, like a man, not shrinking back like a coward (or sending your minions in your stead). Many of the African American leaders who were at that convention (and whom I saw interviewed afterwards) mentioned they thought Obama should have been there.
What the criminal media is not telling you is, he received a standing ovation when he completed his speech. There is a 14.5% unemployment rate for African Americans. No wonder the empty suit won't show up.